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Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m)

B&H # GLHHD075 Mfr # HHD-075
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Product Highlights
  • Heavy Duty Mini Dolly / Slider
  • Uses Sliding AND Roller Bearings
  • Ideal for DSLR Video
  • Open Architecture Design
  • Self-lubricating
  • Easy Disassembly & Cleaning
  • Hard Anodized Aluminum
  • Adjustable End Feet
  • Supports Mid- to Large-Size Cameras
  • Supports Rail Systems & Accessories

As with all Glidetrack camera sliders, the Hybrid offers a sturdy and affordable alternative to more cumbersome dolly tracks, giving you the power to create smooth, Hollywood-style tracking shots. But this slider brings improved levels of smoothness to your camera movements by combining both traditional Drylin self-lubricating bearings with individual roller bearings. Unlike typical roller-bearing systems--which use dirt-attracting grease and noisy metal bearings--the Hybrid's specially designed rollers utilize an open architecture that's self-lubricating, dry-running, and can be easily swapped out or disassembled for cleaning. Cleaning is also easy: simply hold the parts under tap water or a quick blast of air--no tools required.

The unit's newly designed rubber feet are not only adjustable, but allow for shooting on inclines, uneven ground, and even upside down. Whether attached to a tripod (via the 1/4" or 3/8" mounting threads) or resting on a tabletop, the Hybrid makes the most of its simple, industrial-grade design to deliver smooth-as-glass motion. Its wide rails and heavy-grade construction make it ideal for medium-to-large DSLR/camcorder rigs using rod support systems, bringing a high-end look to productions large and small.

Incorporates both sliding AND roller bearings
Industrial grade rail made of hard anodized aluminium
Use with a single or double tripod setup, or standalone on its custom-made scratch-free feet.
Requires 4-5 times less force to move than the traditional Drylin liners.
Open architecture design uses individual, greaseless, self-lubricating plastic bearings and liners, which are quickly and easily swapped out if required.
Optimal performance ensured as the carriage can be taken apart, flushed, or blown clean then be ready for shooting in no time.
Adjustable high-grip, nonmarking rubber feet quickly compensate for uneven ground when shooting.
Can be used for a huge variety of shots, including: horizontally, vertically, on inclines, even upside down!
Exclusive Glidetrack and Igus collaborative design
Rail Material Anodized Aluminum, Self-lubricating Industrial-grade Plastic
Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
Rail Diameter 16mm (x2), 60mm apart
Mount Thread 1/4", 3/8"
Rail Length 30.5" (0.75m)
Weight 9 lbs (4.1kg)
Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m)
  • 30.5" (0.75m) 16mm Rail
  • 60mm Carriage
  • 4 x Adjustable Rubber Feet
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m)
     
    4.4

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Compact (6)
    • Improves performance (6)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (5)
      • Complex projects (3)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional artist (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great product!

      This is a solid piece of equipment. I had it up and running within fifteen minutes of receiving the box. It deconstructs into a small enough size to fit into my suitcase. Perfect...Read complete review

      This is a solid piece of equipment. I had it up and running within fifteen minutes of receiving the box. It deconstructs into a small enough size to fit into my suitcase. Perfect for travelling. The slide takes a little bit of getting used to and breaking it in, but after a few minutes, it works perfectly! The noise is sort of loud if dollying quickly, but a slow dolly has almost zero noise.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great product with room to improve.

      This is a product that will surely boost your production quality! Very high quality materials make for a product that will both last and enhance your creativity. For us we like to see the...Read complete review

      This is a product that will surely boost your production quality! Very high quality materials make for a product that will both last and enhance your creativity. For us we like to see the unit be better suited for securing the tripod chip that attaches to the GT Track to the Tripod for larger camera like the JVC GY-HD100. Right now there is only one hole to secure the chip which creates a pivot point which allows the whole track to rotate when using various angles. Additionally, on one end of the track where the "arms" attach, the drilled hole is not the same distance as the other end, which makes for some play in the arm. And no matter how tight I make it, it still moves with the larger Camera. The tracking truck is very smooth and works very nicely. It would be nice for GlideTrack to offer an inexpensive dial to pull the truck smoother that could attach to either end of the arms. While the system can still use some tweaks, there is no other camera dolly system that can do what this does at such an affordable price. I have contacted GlideTrack about the "play" in my unit and am waiting a response.

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      5.0

      Sturdy

      By Steve

      from Massachusetts

      Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

      Haven't had a chance to shoot with it yet, but it's a high quality item

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      4.0

      Works great

      By Mr. Wisdumb

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Corporate Marketing

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

          Works great - only complaint is the weight, seems like it could way less.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Beware of clicking wheels

          By Dave

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

          The glidetrack is easy to adjust and light enough to carry around. Using it at first, I was fairly pleased, but then I noticed that it was making a loud clicking noise and causing subtle vibrating as it moved along the track. I took it apart and found that it was one of the wheels that was the culprit. I have sent it back to B&H in exchange for a new one. Hopefully the defect is not common on this model.Regardless of this defect, the track does seem to have slow spots that can be tricky to maneuver around. However, for this price and size, I am happy with the product.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Solid product

          By Nabil

          from Billerica, MA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

              I used this first time for a wedding. It is small enough to mount on a single tripod and use in tight spaces, yet long enough to add motion to your shots. When used on the floor it has good weight of its own to keep it steady. Slides are smooth.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              It works!

              By Take 45

              from Lake Hopatcong, NJ

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                Very versatile; provides for lots of different shooting angles. Very smooth dolly. Quick to set up and tear down.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect size to let camera live on

                By Miseenscene

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional Artist

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                  Used on a variety of mounts. Can even be used on something as simple as a Manfrotto 503HDV head. And the size is just enough to get great camera movement and compact enough to just live on the tripod all day.

                  Could not afford to lose footage to a bad slider shot on a series of jobs and glad we spent a little extra for the hybrid HD!

                  By it self, the slider does have a rolling sound out of the box, but it's meant to have camera weight on it. We used everything from decked out HDSLR, FS100 and Scarlett and we never once heard the slider on the soundtrack (to be fair, we have always had a boom mike, we never use camera mount mics), nor had any weird bumps, just consistent fluid dolly movement!

                  Glidetrack customer support was solid and answered any questions on how to modify the rig for various mounts and even had lots of videos on hand to send to show specifics.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Product

                  By Craig

                  from Louisiana

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                  Great Product and the Hybrid provides professional quality shots at different angles.

                  I bought the .75m because after researching this is the perfect size if you think you might ever travel and need to pack in a suitcase.

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                  5.0

                  The best slider I've ever had

                  By Thomas

                  from Vancoucer, BC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                      I had a 1m SD glidetrack. It's already a very good one. Although the Sd is the oldest and first generation slider on the market, it still gave me a lot of amazing footage. I had experience with other slider, but I still prefer to use my SD glidetrack. I buy theHD hybrid because I lost my SD in a job. I choose 30cm this time because 1m is too long, and I found that you won't slide that long for a shoot. 50cm seems a little too short. So I choose the 75cm version. After using it for a few job. I think I should just get a 50cm one. And HD is heavy compare to the SD. But it is a lot more solid than SD glidetrack. I will suggest to use with fluid head instead of ball head.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Disappointed

                      By Lawrence

                      from Minnesota

                      About Me Creative Pro

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Not Smooth

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports
                      • Wedding

                      Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                      Maybe I got a dud, but this thing does not slide smoothly at all. There are areas on the track where it's smooth, then friction, then smooth..which makes it very difficult to get a steady slide all the way across.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Great product with room to improve.

                      By ProPhotog

                      from South USA

                      About Me Photog-Director-Editor

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                      • Larger Cams Questionable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                        This is a product that will surely boost your production quality! Very high quality materials make for a product that will both last and enhance your creativity. For us we like to see the unit be better suited for securing the tripod chip that attaches to the GT Track to the Tripod for larger camera like the JVC GY-HD100. Right now there is only one hole to secure the chip which creates a pivot point which allows the whole track to rotate when using various angles. Additionally, on one end of the track where the "arms" attach, the drilled hole is not the same distance as the other end, which makes for some play in the arm. And no matter how tight I make it, it still moves with the larger Camera. The tracking truck is very smooth and works very nicely. It would be nice for GlideTrack to offer an inexpensive dial to pull the truck smoother that could attach to either end of the arms. While the system can still use some tweaks, there is no other camera dolly system that can do what this does at such an affordable price. I have contacted GlideTrack about the "play" in my unit and am waiting a response.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m)

                        By Igor

                        from Seattle, Washington

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good size
                        • Good Stability
                        • Not to pricey
                        • SMOOTH

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                          This is absolutely the best glide track ever! I love the smoothness and durability of it. the size is very nice too; it's not too big, and it's not too small, just perfect for most shots. As a wedding cinematographer, i LOVE the little ball legs... and i love finding new ways to hang them up or get interesting shots.

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          A tad loose

                          By [@]

                          from Dublin ,Ireland

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Well priced

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                            Got this for my wedding videography and it does the job.The head shifts slightly when you first move it so you will have to edit out the jerky shot starts. also if you are mounting this on a tripod remove the rubber ball grips.I lost 2 of them on the first job I used it on

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Solid product

                            By GM

                            from Clearwater, Florida

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                                This thing is awesome. It is very well built. It breaks down and fits into a medium sized suitcase. It slides very well and the adjustable brake helps a lot. The legs are and awesome feature and workout for very fast leveling adjustments--major or minor. The ONLY thing I've found slightly lame is the carriage has a bit of a rock to it. It definitely has a trick to getting used to panning or tilting with a fluid head on top of the Glidetrack.

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                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great product!

                                By Arhtur Arthur

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about Glidetrack Hybrid - 30.5" (0.75m):

                                  This is a solid piece of equipment. I had it up and running within fifteen minutes of receiving the box. It deconstructs into a small enough size to fit into my suitcase. Perfect for travelling. The slide takes a little bit of getting used to and breaking it in, but after a few minutes, it works perfectly! The noise is sort of loud if dollying quickly, but a slow dolly has almost zero noise.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

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